Khadija is born

Safa’s joy at her newborn sister

“I am very proud of my little sister and love her so much!” – Safa
“I am very proud of my little sister and love her so much!” – Safa

Dear Desert Flower Foundation,

I would like to share my joy with you! We have a new family member. My mother gave birth to my little sister Khadija just a few days ago. This little Desert Flower is healthy and cheerful. She does nothing but sleep and eat. Sometimes she also cries, but then my mother takes her in her arms and she is calm again.

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13 year old Anita

Exceptionally gifted girl saved from FGM by Desert Flower Foundation

Anita, our gifted little Desert Flower
Anita, our gifted little Desert Flower

Dear Desert Flower Foundation,

I would like to introduce my niece to you today. Anita Jabu Sesay is now 13 years old. She was born to an insane mother who abandoned her and left when she was a baby. She has proven to be extremely intelligent ever since she was a little girl. Her family, however, could not afford the school for Anita.

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DFF in the press

Desert Flower Foundation featured in "the Lancet’s" article

One of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals, the Lancet recently published a compelling article about Female Genital Mutilation. Desert Flower Foundation and its activity were described as one of the most influential in the international movement against FGM.

Read the whole article here.

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Grandmother from Sierra Leone shares tears of joy

Letter of appreciation from Sierra Leone

Tears of gratitude and relief
Tears of gratitude and relief

Dear Desert Flower Foundation,

I would like to thank you for your support.  Due to your help my granddaughter Esther Dumbuya won’t be cut. Her life conditions were already difficult enough since her mother, a prostitute, gave her away shortly after her birth.

Esther is one year and nine months old. Despite her circumstances she is a very energetic and active girl who brings much joy into my life.

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International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

Waris Dirie: “Together with my Desert Flower Foundation I will save one million girls”

Waris Dirie
Waris Dirie

I have done enough campaigns against FGM and spoken much about this crime against little girls.

Thanks to our sponsorship contracts, we were able to save 1000 girls from FGM within the framework of our “Save a little desert flower”campaign in only one year. I am sure we can and we will be able to save one million girls with your help. We have already received many applications from Africa.

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